The Open Archive: Girls’ Annuals

Saturday 01 December 2018 1pm – 3pm | Glasgow Women’s Library | Free

Did you look forward to a new Bunty or Judy annual every Christmas? Maybe Jackie was your favourite or Diana? For some, annuals were a source of entertainment and helpful hints. For others, they simply reinforced gender stereotypes.

Our eclectic collection dates from a 1920s Schoolgirls’ Own Annual to ‘80s publications like Patches. Take a trip down memory lane and peruse picture stories, flick through fashion pages and marvel at some of the beauty tips over a warming cup of tea!



This event is drop-in. It is free to attend, open to all, and there is no need to book


Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities.

The Library offers loads of opportunities, for women and by women; help with reading and writing, courses and events, a lending library chocca with books and a friendly ear if you just need a chat.

For more detailed information why not check out their website for details on the history of Glasgow Women’s Library, their full calendar of events, and the library blog.

On the First Saturday of every month, Glasgow Women’s Library host ‘Warm Welcome Drop In. if you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. The Warm Welcome days this season will take place between 12pm and 2pm. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.


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